The cost of living is lower in Idaho than many other states, which influences the salaries in the state. The average salary for a chef, baker, and restaurant manager are around $39,000, while caterers make an average of $31,000 and bartenders earn an average of $63,000.
Top Culinary Schools in Idaho
- College of Southern Idaho
The College of Southern Idaho is located in Twin Falls, and offers several cooking classes including Associate’s of Applied Science degrees in the areas of culinary arts and hospitality management. This culinary school also offers technical certificates in specialty areas and post secondary certificates for seasoned chefs.
- Lewis-Clark State College
Located in Lewiston, Lewis-Clark State College offers culinary degrees in food and beverage management and hospitality management. Hospitality management students can choose between Bachelor’s and Associate’s levels of achievement, and food and beverage management students can earn a specialty certificate through cooking courses.
- North Idaho College
North Idaho College is located in Coeur d’Alene, this culinary school offers a Culinary Arts Technical Certificate which provides a background in entry-level culinary skills used in restaurant kitchens with the curriculum focusing on practical experience in the kitchen.
- University of Idaho
Located in Moscow, the University of Idaho offers a Bachelor’s of Science degree in food science alongside its agriculturally focused education programs. The degree opens opportunities for roles such as consultants for food service businesses or food chemists.
All Culinary Schools in Idaho
|Boise State University||1910 University Drive|
Boise, ID 83725
|Brigham Young University||525 South Center St.|
Rexburg, ID, 83460
|College of Southern Idaho||315 Falls Avenue|
Twin Falls, ID 83301-3389
|College of Western Idaho||6056 Birch Lane|
Nampa, ID 83687
|Idaho State University||777 Memorial Drive, Campus Box 8380|
Pocatello, ID 83209
|Lewis-Clark State College||500 8th Avenue, Lewiston, ID 83501||Culinary Arts|
|North Idaho College||1000 W. Garden Ave.|
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
|University of Idaho||875 Perimeter Drive, Moscow, ID 83844||Culinary Arts|
The above table compiles all culinary schools, culinary colleges, culinary institutes and cooking classes in Idaho. Contact details and a link to the website for each culinary arts school are included, as well as a brief summary of the curriculum which can be expected in their cooking classes. You can also sort and search the table to narrow your search down.